Welcome from the Will County Executive Larry Walsh

Will County Executive Larry WalshAs County Executive, I am proud to welcome you to the Will County, Illinois web site. Our site provides an open dynamic information highway to Will County government and the great services we provide. Our goal is to fully present the vast variety of services, programs and initiatives available to every resident.

As part of the commitment to keeping our government openly visible, as well as responsible and accessible, our user friendly website contains additional resources and a better visual design. By working together in the spirit of cooperation, we continually work to plan and provide vision for the county’s future and collaborate as a team to insure our diverse county remains a wonderful place to call home.

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Walsh, Joliet Mayor, and county board leaders tour new Will County courthouse construction site

Last week, Will County Executive Larry Walsh, Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk, and county board members Herb Brooks, Jr. and Don Moran toured the construction site of the new Will County courthouse. The 10-story, $195 million structure has made significant progress since the groundbreaking in December 2017.

“This project has been needed for a long time,” said Walsh. “This is an important investment for county government in downtown Joliet and I am proud it is being completed with local labor.”

The new courthouse will have 38 courtrooms and will be filled with the latest in security and other technology. The glass-paned building will be one of the tallest in downtown Joliet.

“The courthouse being built is not only state of the art but a great addition to downtown Joliet,” said O’Dekirk. “Thanks to all of our partners at Will County for the commitment they made to our city.”

The front hallways of the courthouse, on the upper floors, will have floor to ceiling windows which offer views of the downtown area and will allow natural light. Sub-floor heating and air-conditioning units and green roofs on both the tower and the administration building will keep operation costs down.

“The county board has been very diligent in ensuring this project is completed within our budget,” said Brooks, chair of the Capital Improvements Committee of the county board. “This courthouse will accommodate the needs of Will County now and in the future as we grow to an anticipated one million residents by 2040.”

“I am proud the county board has chosen to use local tradespeople to build this courthouse,” Moran, co-chair of the Capital Improvements Committee, said. “We have many talented, reputable companies in Will County and we offer our own economic stimulus hiring our local labor folks. Not only are the people actually doing the day to day work from local companies, but we are using local materials whenever possible.”

The new county courthouse is slated for substantial completion by September 2020 and final completion by late December 2020.


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